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East Village Private Guest Studio - Sanitized
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Entire guest suite · 1 guest · 1 bed · 1 bath

East Village Private Guest Studio - SanitizedSanitized w/ EPA registered product after every guest. Located in the East Village, our private guest studio has tons of light and a true city feeling. The 135sqft space is newly renovated and has a modern full bathroom. Enjoy a micro-kitchenette complete with a 4-cup coffee maker, mini-fridge stocked with complimentary snacks, yogurt, organic whole milk, granola, and a bottle of wine (no stove/microwave). Close to major subway lines and Citi Bike stations! 4th floor walk-up.

True Hidden Gem, Center of Downtown NY
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Private room · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 shared bath

True Hidden Gem, Center of Downtown NYSunny, clean, and cozy apt in the heart of Lower East Side. 6 min walk to Delancey-Essex station. Close to East Village, Chinatown and Soho. Easy access to most of NYC's tourist attractions including Brooklyn. Surrounded by nice affordable restaurants, cafes, and bars. 3rd floor walk up. Recently painted walls and bathtub. Street facing windows. Queen size bed with 13 inch mattresses, Air condition, steam/electric heater, free WiFi and Netflix.

Central Park Nest, High Above The Trees!
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Entire rental unit · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Central Park Nest, High Above The Trees!Stunning views of Central Park, Upper West Side, and mid-town! Cozy studio apartment with full kitchen and bath. 1 block from the 2 & 3 Subway line, and 3 blocks from the 6 Subway line. CitiBike stand is half a block away. We have a small workspace separate from your space. Occasionally we will need to "lock ourselves in there" and work, but will always let you know well in advance. See more below! Note: Pricing includes NY city & state occupancy taxes. Thanks for understanding!

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  • Free parking on premises
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Charming Studio with your Own Private Patio
R1,613 ZAR per night
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Charming, sunny room in artist's apartment
R741 ZAR per night
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Comfy, Convenient UpperEastSide Apt. Ace Location!
R2,762 ZAR per night
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Excellent large private room - HK/Columbus Cir
R1,558 ZAR per night
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Home Away from Home-Room in Midtown
R933 ZAR per night
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Comfy, Cozy Studio at the Grand Old Mansion
R1,350 ZAR per night
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SUNNY BEDROOM IN SOHO
R1,388 ZAR per night
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Charming
R1,397 ZAR per night
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Cozy New Guests House Duplex
R1,839 ZAR per night
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Gorgeous Gut Renovated Studio in the Village!
R2,593 ZAR per night
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Hell's Kitchen Enclave: a Diamond in the Rough.
R1,033 ZAR per night
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Spacious 2 Bedroom Steps from Times Sq.
R1,983 ZAR per night

Top-rated things to do in Manhattan

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  • Van Gogh Find Yourself
    Hello and welcome to Van Gogh Find Yourself Online. The Important thing is that there is no judgement. Remember this. We are here to let go and have a little fun. So relax a bit, breathe and #GetDrawnIn by the Master. Vincent Willem Van Gogh Online: For the month of August 7-28 and The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, I am offering 1 free show a day on AirBnB as a part of the PBH Free Fringe. Also there is, Dinner with Van Gogh, every night at 7pm an in person event in Edinburgh with a vegan meal. In person and online we will all sketch share our initial drawings after the 5 minute sketches. At this point, Vincent will reveal the stories and secrets behind his paintings You will draw along and add colors to your initial drawing. If anyone has a question please raise your hand. When Vincent is done telling you his story, Walter arrives and we will share our our art and chat about your experience. If you have no paint supplies you can just be happy with that and if you feel adventurous you can always add some color from household items. I personally have used coffee before for a little shading. Other things to note The experience is best viewed from a computer, phone, tablet. Please leave a review w/pictures of the art, this is one way to support an artist while they are alive.
    From Price:R371 / person
  • Private Photoshoot in Brooklyn Bridge ny
    ( If You have any other location or time you can message me ) You will be taken and explore an amazing location, where we will create the best photos for your private collection or album, While I show and give you a tour of the neighborhood showing you all of its history You are going to be be exploring Brooklyn bridge, dumbo and Brooklyn bridge park they are one of the most beautiful place in NYC Also you don’t have to worry about other people, if you book with me it’s a private photoshoot. It will be just for you or your party You can check my IG capture_by_J You will be sent 30 to 33 photos added and retouch in 2-4 business days, to your email address that will immortalize your trip to the To The big Apple
    From Price:R652 / person
  • Drawn from Within with a New York Artist
    EXPLORE CREATIVITY FROM THE INSIDE OUT! As experienced by team Google, Apple, Facebook, Nike, Netflix, YouTube, NPR, Amazon, Linkedin, Twitter, Spotify, Johnson & Johnson & Mind/Body Online. Featured in Travel & Leisure, Mercury News, & Downtown Magazine. Check out Ben's recent interview in Cultbytes online. No art experience necessary. No drawing skills required! Great for team-building, social connection & creative reflection. This is not a technical drawing exercise but an exercise in enlivening the imagination & accessing the creative capacity of body & mind. 'Drawn from Within' explores the way in which drawing enhances the relationship between inside & outside & allows us to see familiarity with renewed curiosity. The experience provides entry into the creative mind & distills creative principles that can be applied to other areas. ‘Drawn from Within’ is a playful & interactive exploration of how creativity actually works. A restorative, meaningful & fun way for teams, families & friends to connect, designed specifically as a creative response to this time of separation & uncertainty. Please message Ben Ponté directly to ask about group discounts or specific times not already listed on the calendar. NOW ACCEPTING GROUPS UP TO 500!
    From Price:R297 / person
  • Eastern European Pastries from Grandma's Recipe
    Let's have fun & travel to Slovakia! (at least with our taste buds and the best traditional pastry :) **NOTE: CONTACT ME FOR SPECIAL RATES FOR BIG GROUPS & COMPANIES** During this online baking class, I'll teach you step-by-step how to make the TWO most delicious traditional pastries from scratch: --> Koláče - traditional sweet-filled buns & --> Babka - sweet braided bread This is a VERY interactive class with YOU being able to bake, learn, and make the most of it. It is a relaxed, super fun yet educational class packed with plenty of tips on how to work with yeast-based doughs. During the class, I will be sharing about our rich culinary heritage & food customs WHAT WE'LL DO: 1. We'll start by explaining a bit about the ingredients with a focus on yeasts as there are certain rules to be followed anytime you're baking with them 2. We'll move on with preparing the dough, give it some time to rest and in the meantime, we'll prepare fillings 3. Lastly, we'll proceed with filling, shaping, baking, and of course, tasting :) PLUS: After the class, I'll send you THREE more traditional recipes that you can make with the very same dough. Yum :) This experience is GREAT FOR GROUPS and TEAM-BUILDINGS as well. Reconnect with your team, have fun and enjoy delicious pastries afterward​ - by today I had a chance to teach teams from companies like Grammarly, Google, Airbnb & many more
    From Price:R386 / person
  • Turkish Coffee + Fortune
    *Rated #7 Best Global Airbnb Experience by Buzzfeed* Turkish coffee fortune reading is an authentic tradition dating back to the Ottoman empire of the 1600s. After drinking this sweet, espresso-like coffee, it is customary to read one's fortune from the remaining coffee grinds. Per old school Turkish style, we prepare the coffee on hot sand. The grinds are then projected onto an iPad screen allowing for a visual fortune-telling experience unlike any other. The symbols and figures inside your coffee cup are interpreted right before your eyes. These readings are always fun, light-hearted, but most importantly - insightful! Handcrafted (Vegan + Gluten-Free) JuJu Turkish Delights will also be at offer. Summer season flavors for 2021 are as follows : *Lemon + Thyme* *Rose + Black Pepper* *Cardamom + Coffee* *Matcha + Cocoa* (PS: Per ancient Turkish tradition - each session is communal to small groups of up to 4-5 participants. Private sessions also available if you'd prefer!) Görüşmek üzere! -Dr. Honeybrew @drhoneybrew
    From Price:R727 / person

Your guide to Manhattan

Welcome to Manhattan

The borough of Manhattan is New York City’s beating heart and most densely populated area. Each neighborhood represents a different persona from the theatrical Times Square to the buttoned-up Financial District, and historic Chinatown to artsy TriBeCa. The city has its own adventure map, whether you’re taking an elevated walk along the High Line, spiraling through The Vessel sculpture, or exploring the lakes and lawns of Central Park. The island, which is about 13.4 miles long and 2.3 miles wide (at its widest), is also one of the most navigable, with streets running east to west, avenues going north to south, and Broadway cutting across the island diagonally. The best way to experience New York City is to simply dive right into the Manhattan bustle.


How do I get around Manhattan?

Flight options into New York City are plentiful: LaGuardia Airport (LGA) or John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in Queens, and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), across the Hudson River. All three airports offer connections to public transit systems that can get you into Manhattan. How you get to the city from these terminals depends on your time, budget, and comfort level navigating train and subway stations. During busy commute times, note that traveling by rail or subway could help you avoid being stalled in rush hour traffic.

Once in the city, true New Yorkers and visitors alike zip around on the subway, so it’s no surprise that the top 10 busiest stations in the city are all in this borough (Times Square-42 Street scores top honors). Buses, taxis, and rideshares are numerous, but can be unpredictable with the city’s often-gridlocked traffic. The extensive bike share system is an alternative if you’re willing to brave the busy streets.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Manhattan?

In Manhattan, every season is the best time to be here. Springtime, while sometimes chilly and rainy, ushers in the blooming of flowers all over town and longtime traditions of the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival. Summer may be hot — and often sticky — but it’s also prime time for outdoor fun, with street fairs and festivities such as the NYC Pride March and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade.

Arts take over the parks with summer concerts and the free performances of Shakespeare in the Park. As crisper weather moves in, so does another magical time: fall in New York. The cozy atmosphere is accompanied by West Village’s Halloween Parade, the African American Day Parade, and the TCS NYC Marathon, which finishes in Central Park. The storybook spirit of the holidays kicks off the winter, anchored by the world-famous New Year’s Eve celebrations in Times Square.


What are the top things to do in Manhattan?

Central Park

There’s a reason this 843-acre greenspace in the middle of Manhattan is such a favorite, with some essential sights — Bethesda Fountain, Belvedere Castle, and the Imagine mosaic at Strawberry Fields. Immerse yourself with the locals, whether it’s running around the reservoir, experiencing the roller discos at Skate Circle, or simply sitting and people watching.

Museums

All of Manhattan might as well double as a museum district. While there are classics —such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art (don’t miss the rooftop deck), the Guggenheim, and the American Museum of Natural History — others such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the New Museum grab headlines with their rotating exhibits. Museums without such boldface names also delight, such as The Frick Collection, The Morgan Library and Museum, and the quirky Mmuseumm. But perhaps the most essential to the history of the city is the emotional 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

The Edge

Manhattan has long been known for its skyscraper viewpoints — from the Empire State Building and Top of the Rock to One World Observatory. But newcomer the Edge takes the cake as the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, with a dramatically shaped platform jutting from the edge of the building that contains glass panels giving you a vertical view 100 floors down.